§ 51.005  RIGHT OF ENTRY FOR PURPOSE OF INSPECTION; INDEMNIFICATION.
   (A)   The Superintendent, inspector or any other duly authorized employee of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties at all reasonable times for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The Superintendent or his or her representative shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industrial processes beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers, waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
   (B)   While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in division (A) above, the Superintendent or any duly authorized employee of the city shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company. The company shall be held harmless for injury or death to any city employee. The city shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by any city employee and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in § 51.070(A).
   (C)   The Superintendent and any other duly authorized employee of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties at all reasonable times through which the city holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
(1989 Code, § 51.05)  (Ord. 6-1974, passed 7-15-1974)